Whether it's the reaction induced between two creative contraptions or the joyful reactions sparked on the faces of spectators, the MIT Museum's Friday After Thanksgiving (F.A.T.) Chain Reaction is a one-of-a-kind engineering feat that must be seen to be believed!
Attend as a spectator or build your own Rube Goldberg-esque link and be part of a giant chain reaction at our annual Friday After Thanksgiving Chain Reaction event! Host Arthur Ganson will be on hand as teams put together their own contraptions, they’re linked together, and a ball is set in motion moving from start to finish in a giant loop.
Teams: Remember to keep our building requirements in mind as you construct your link.
Want to build, but don't know how to get started? Sign up for one of our Contraption Construction help sessions.
This event takes place from 1-4 p.m. at MIT's Rockwell Cage Gymnasium, 106 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA 02139.
Online ticket sales end 11:59 pm on November 22. Ticket includes admission to the MIT Museum on Nov. 23.
1 pm - Doors Open
1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Activities
1:15 p.m. - Interview of Builders by Arthur and Jeff
3:30 p.m. - Chain Reaction Begins
Parking: Available in MIT's Albany Street Garage for $9 by credit card payment.
Chain reaction tickets will be available day-of for $15 for adults, and $5 for youth, students, seniors, MIT ID holders, and active military personnel. Children under 5 are free. Day-of tickets will be available at the MIT Museum beginning at 10 am and at Rockwell Cage beginning at 1 p.m.
Warm up for the main event at one of these F.A.T.-related events:
We look forward to seeing you!